Rapid Response Icu Charge Nurse resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Dynamic Nurse Practitioner bringing 28 years treating patients and coordinating care with other healthcare staff. Proven history of leveraging critical thinking, analysis and medical knowledge to deliver superior care in high-pressure environments. Prioritizes clinical and operational tasks in fast-paced emergency medicine settings. Diligent Nursing professional with demonstrated success in emergency patient care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment.

  • Family planning services education
  • Trauma recovery
  • Preventative health
  • EMR / EHR
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Medication Administration
  • Collecting vitals
  • Well visit procedures
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Patient consultation
  • Acute care expertise
Work History
10/2007 to Current Rapid Response /ICU Charge Nurse Methodist Health System | Murphy, TX,
  • Provided direct patient care, stabilized patients and determined next course of action.
  • Monitored patient reactions after administering medications and IV therapies.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Organized and managed care of patients undergoing various therapies and procedures, including Lumbar puncture, and Central line placement procedures.
  • Reported findings to quality departments after conducting routine restraint audits and worked with team to devise corrective actions for deficiencies.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Strengthened training and nursing knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs
  • Performed frequent checks on life support equipment and made necessary adjustments to preserve optimal patient conditions.
  • Identified stroke and sepsis conditions by conducting health screenings and reviewing patient histories.
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
08/2004 to 09/2007 ICI Staff Nurse CCC Staffing | City, STATE,
  • Assessed medical status of patients pre and post-operation by checking vital parameters and supervising food intake.
  • Ordered, interpreted and evaluated diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient condition.
  • Coordinated with physicians to perform bedside procedures such as intravenous injections, vascular line insertions and bronchoscopies.
  • Identified patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and families.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to address new concerns.
  • Monitored patients' conditions and reported changes in physical ability, appearance and behavior to discuss treatment with physicians.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Minimized hospital stays with recovery-centered approaches, reducing in-patient stay length on average.
  • Formulated plans for nursing measures to restore, maintain and promote patients' physical and mental health.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Directed patient care by initiating and following through with plan of care, continuing care and discharge instructions.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Gathered patient health data through interviews and observation, documenting all data in excel
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Reported patients' status and delegated nurse assignments to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Delivered proper care to victims of domestic violence at urgent care clinic.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
05/1998 to 12/1999 ICU Staff Nurse Henry Ford Health System | City, STATE,
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
  • Followed all HCA ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPAA medical record regulations to promote patients' privacy.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Supervised new employees, student nurses and CNA's to promote adherence to established patient care standards and practices.
  • Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians' instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
  • Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families’ cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
  • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent and geriatric ICU patients.
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
Expected in 02/2020 Master of Science | Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Walden University, Minneapolis, MN GPA:
Expected in 05/2017 Bachelor of Science | BSN Tenet Baptist Health Care , , GPA:
Expected in 05/1992 Associate of Applied Science | Nursing Wayne County Community College District, Detroit, MI GPA:
Additional Information


- Daisy award winner

- Nightengale Nurse runner up

- certified nurse of the year

- nurse of the year 1996

- Professional NUrse Counsel Chair

- Professional Nurse Critical Care Chair

- Lead Rapid Response Nurse for department

- Picc Trained

- I/O trained

- Clinical training with Medical Intensive Care at a level 1 trauma center.

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School Attended

  • Walden University
  • Tenet Baptist Health Care
  • Wayne County Community College District

Job Titles Held:

  • Rapid Response /ICU Charge Nurse
  • ICI Staff Nurse
  • ICU Staff Nurse


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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